This report examines several issues associated with the cost-per-flying-hour (CPFH) metric used in the Department of Defense (DoD), including its use to compare operating and support costs of different aircraft.
Dec 22, 2015
Brad DeBlois is a management scientist at the RAND Corporation. At RAND he has led and contributed to research teams to identify factors contributing to declining KC-135 aircrat availability, evaluate the US Air Force’s expeditionary medical posture in the Pacific and Europe, assess alternate future employment concepts for the Air Force tanker fleet in denied environments, and determine cost effective options for providing adversary air support to USAF fighter pilot training programs. Prior to joining RAND, DeBlois was an analyst at Innovative Decisions, Inc., where he applied a range of analytic techniques and systems engineering processes to a variety of complex problems for DoD and Intelligence clients. He received his Master's in Management Science from the London School of Economics and his Bachelor's in Physics from the College of William and Mary.